Gander is no ordinary Labradoodle: The six-year-old pup has saved his human, Lon Hodge, many times over. He helps Hodge, a Vietnam Veteran who suffers from PTSD and autoimmune issues, with everything from picking things up off the floor to easing his anxiety. For the last five years, they’ve traveled the country together advocating for Veteran Suicide Prevention (according
When you picture a Harley Davidson cruising down the highway, you probably don’t imagine a leather-clad Boston Terrier in the saddle—but that’s just how Chopper the Biker Dog rolls. Chopper, 8, has been riding with his human, Mark Shaffer, since he was three months old, spreading love and good vibes to those who need it the most.
The holidays are all about helping others, and no one embodies that spirit more than Hooch. Rescued in 2013 by Zach Skow, founder of Marley’s Mutts Rescue, the 6-year-old French Mastiff was found with cropped ears, a broken tail, and no tongue—he was underweight and severely malnourished. Since his miraculous recovery, he has dedicated his life to helping
If wearing a bonnet doesn’t strike you as the most effective way to end breed discrimination, then you haven’t heard of this pup: Abigail has gone from a former bait dog near death to winning this year’s American Humane Hero Dog Award for her the work she’s done to fight the pitbull stigma. Her piece de
If there were a test for helping pups, Paul Steklenski would pass with flying colors. The U.S. Army veteran became certified to fly planes in 2014 and started Flying Fur Animal Rescue shortly after to transport animals from kill shelters in the South to no-kill shelters in the Northeast. So far he's rescued around 760 animals! We chatted with